After nearly taking her own life at the age of 18, Hayley Mulenda realised how mental health issues are increasingly affecting millennials and she was passionate to do something about it. Hayley’s experience and insight makes her a credible voice for diversity and inclusion as well as mental health and well-being.
Hayley’s story has graced some of the world’s biggest stages from Wembley Arena to Oslo Spektrum. From helping leaders bridge the gap with millennials and Gen-Zs to creating a safe space and mentoring hundreds of young people from diverse and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, Hayley really is passionate to make a change. Hayley sits on the board of Wagamama as well as consulting their CEO to help reach young people from more diverse backgrounds.
Hayley Mulenda’s unique set of skills has given her access to C-Suite Executives and Graduates from FTSE 100 and Fortune 50 companies, helping provide strategies that help employees with wellbeing and inclusion. Some of her keynotes have impacted Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond working with their senior leaders as well as speaking with the CEO & senior leaders of Unilever. Her clientele has ranged from JP Morgan, Harrods, Clifford Chance, Google and The Cabinet Office. As well as covering the private sector, she has been able to work with Government officials as well as The Commonwealth Secretariat to give her thoughts on social mobility and young people.
Hayley Mulenda specialises in delivering unforgettable and powerful keynotes, Fireside chats, Q&A’s, workshops and seminars. Her talks have been described as mesmerising, impactful and life-changing. Maya Angelou said it best, “you may not always remember what they say but with Hayley’s talks, you will always remember how she made you feel. Hayley will leave you feeling inspired.” Alongside her Corporate work, Hayley has worked with several recognisable brands including Invisalign and is the Author of “The ABCs to Student Success” – where Hayley interlinks the alphabet, psychology and life lessons to ensure that students are able to deal with different circumstances that will enhance their success, not just academically, but in life as well.
We don’t need more role models, we need more real models. We need to remember the power of authenticity and the power of vulnerability. Let’s make being real… ideal. Maybe we shouldn’t inspire others to be another version of us, but a better version of themselves. Being a real model is more powerful than being a role model.
We are not human doings but human beings, people can not connect with us because of what we do, they connect with us because of who we are – This is an awakening on the importance of prioritizing your happiness. If securing the bag means you are going to lose yourself – then you’re doing it all wrong. This keynote explores the importance of ensuring you are being fulfilled and not just functioning.
After nearly committed suicide in 2016, Hayley heard a story that changed her life. Not only does she share her story of overcoming depression and anxiety, but she also expresses what she was able to do to get herself out of a suicidal place. With mental health issues on the rise, she shares tips on how to sustain your mental health and how to prioritise your wellness as well as implement a healthy work-life balance into your life.
The best present you can give anyone is your presence. In a time where the world “social distancing” has become popular, can we also make the word “support” popular? No one flourishes in an environment where they are tolerated, they flourish in environments where they are celebrated.
Hayley has insight of over 100,000 young people across the world, especially from rural areas. Her insight helps provide a deeper understanding between those who may sit in C-suite level and those who are coming into the workforce. Reverse Mentoring is imperative for the future of work and also market research.
Hayley has worked with C-suite executives, where she is the only ethnic minority in the room. As well as sometimes being the only black speaker in a conference. Diversity is not just about hiring more diverse talent, but having a greater understanding behind culture and what could make your working environment more fitting for diverse talent?
Many Gen-Zs and Millennials have decided within the first 3 months of working in your company as to whether they’re going to stay for another year or so. The best way to keep retention high is not investing into their career, but investing into them. Hayley helps leaders and CEO’s have greater understanding on what is trending and what could help graduates and incoming young employees stay in their firms.
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'So inspirational! I am speechless and I am beyond impressed, exceptional'
'Hayley was so open and honest during her talk with our network - It was truly inspirational and motivational! Hayley’s human approach landed so well with our colleagues, and it created a safe space where individuals felt comfortable to ask questions, seek advice, or share their personal story. We received so much positive feedback from those who attended the talk, and many felt inspired to get involved in what we are doing as network, so we will be doing more of the same in the New Year. I would like to thank Hayley for her energy, her passion and for her commitment to sharing her voice to inspire others to be themselves'
'Huge thank you to Hayley, she was fantastic as always and brought so much energy to the event. Always such a pleasure to have her on-board.'
'Her story on mental health is inspiring. An amazing voice on mental health for the next generation'
'An amazing young lady, truly an inspiring story, we just had to have her come and speak to my team in Redmond'
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